The Collection of Mario Buatta Four Chinese Porcelain Tobacco Leaf Dishes c-1770
Provenance: The Private Collection of Mario Buatta
This set of four small Chinese export porcelain dishes is hand-painted in the Tobacco Leaf pattern.
The dishes are gorgeous! Mario loved porcelain with well-painted flowers and unexpected color combinations. These Tobacco Leaf pattern dishes have both. Made for export in the Qianlong Reign of the Qing Dynasty circa 1770, these dishes light up the room.
The decoration features lobed leaves and hibiscus flowers. It was inspired by the flowering Nicotiana (Tobacco) plant and by patterns used on Indian and Chinese textiles and from the 17th and 18th-century.
The Tobacco Leaf pattern was and still is one of the most sought after of porcelain patterns.
Dimensions: 7″ diameter
Condition: Excellent with the very, very slightest wear. One dish with a small back chip professionally restored (see the edge of the plate at 12 o’clock in the image of the back of one of the plates).
The last image shows these four dishes together with a pair of Flight, Barr, Barr Worcester Tobacco Leaf dishes and a pair of Mason’s Ironstone Tobacco Leaf pattern dishes, all from The Private Collection of Mario Buatta.